Slingerland Elementary Resource

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My name is Kerry Gardanier.  I have spent most of my professional life in the business retail world building a little website called  But most recently, I have been home with my three girls and amazing husband.  My youngest is severely dyslexic which brought me to this school.  In an effort to support her, I took the Slingerland training courses and excelled in teaching and understanding the method. I have since taken both courses and I am now the Slingerland Coordinator here at Livermore Valley Academy.   Last year I taught children in 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th grades.   I have come to see the power and conventional wisdom in teaching in a multisensory, explicit, systematic and sequential way to children with specific learning disabilities.  It is truly miraculous and empowering to watch the lives of these children changing for the better!


In my spare time, I love to be with my family at the beach, on the lake, in the mountains skiing or soccer parks.  When I get really lucky I can sneak in some quilting or sewing (which is pretty rare these days!).

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Born in Southern California I am a Wife, Mother, Teacher.

When I am not teaching Slingerland/STEAM I find joy spending time with my family. I have a wonderful husband named David and three children Sadie 15, Gavin 13, and Ava 5. 

We enjoy all outdoor activities, going to the movies and shopping. I am a lover of all things crafting and organizing. Basket making has become one of my favorite downtime crafts I believe in making a special basket for all occasions. Exercise and healthy eating have become essential to our family, so I find joy in cooking healthy meals and being creative when exercising. Livermore Valley Academy has become like a second home for our family everyone here has welcomed us with open arms and for that we are forever grateful.